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Ancient coffin found near Richard III site to be opened

A lead-lined stone coffin dating back to the 14th century, found near the final resting place of Richard III, will be opened for the first time this week.


A team of archaeologists from the University of Leicester believe the coffin, found at the Grey Friars estate, could contain a knight such as Sir William de Moton of Peckleton, who died between 1356 and 1362, or one of two high-ranking Franciscans at the friary.

These include two leaders of the English Grey Friars order – Peter Swynsfeld, who died in 1272, and William of Nottingham, who died in 1330…


…Read more on this at the ITV news

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